Heads Up!, the new interactive road distraction challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, will help you practice your driving skills and see how you handle distracting scenarios, such as sending text messages, changing a radio station or drinking a soda. You will learn the consequences of your actions. Simply click on the site title above.
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Like clockwork, rush hour traffic fills our highways at five.Navigating on and off exit ramps and between fast- and slow-moving vehicles is one of our greatest modern-day driving challenges. Test your highway driving instincts and then check to see how you scored against others who played.
-Take-Home Activity: Distracted Drivers Board Game
You are part of a team of game designers. Your team has been approached by FunTime Games, Inc. They would like for your group to design a board game to teach younger teenagers and preteens (ages 12-15) about the dangers of driving while distracted. Use the criteria below to create an original board game (or interactive computer game, if technology is available).
You must have a way for players to advance their pieces (dice, spinner, drawing cards, etc.)
You must determine how a player wins the game (accumulation of points, reaching a specific spot on the board first, etc.)
Your game must introduce good driving decisions and reward players for making or selecting good decisions.
o For example, players could draw a card that says, “Driving conditions are poor due to rain. You decide to reduce your speed.
Advance 2 spaces.”
Your game must introduce poor driving decisions and penalize players for making or selecting poor decision.
o For example, players could draw a card that says, “You can’t find your glasses but decide to drive anyway. Lose a turn.”
Begin by brainstorming good driving decisions and poor driving decisions.
Make a list of your ideas.
Determine the set up for your game—how players will advance, how players will be introduced to good and poor driving decisions
Write out the directions for your game.
Create your board/playing area.
Create your player pieces.
Decide on a name for your game.
Play a round of your game to determine if it “works”.
Revise or modify to fix any problems you encounter.
- Gauging Your Distraction
NY Times posted this interactive activity to demonstrate how multi tasking leads to crashes.
Gauging Your Distraction New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving.
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